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Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton To Participate In Racing Event This Weekend – May 2

This Saturday, May 2, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will be taking part in an NHRA racing event in St. Louis, MO in support of race car driver and metal fan Shawn Langdon. Morton will be there at the starting line for Langdon’s races at the O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals Presented by Castrol at GIR.

“I’m thrilled about my upcoming trip to the O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals!” said Morton. “As a life-long race fan and a drag racer myself, I couldn’t be more excited at this opportunity to get an up close look at some of the world’s greatest drivers and crews going head to head.”

“I actually have their new album ‘Wrath’ on my iPod and I listen to them before I race to get me pumped up,” adds Langdon. “Ever since I found out about this visit, I’ve been excited. At least the loud noise won’t be a problem, but I bet we’ll still send a shock any way. It’s impossible to prepare for 8,000 horsepower and I can’t wait to get ’em on the starting line and show them what we do.”

Mark Morton has always been a huge car enthusiast and even races competitively as his touring schedule allows. His favorite car he owned growing up was a ’71 Oldsmobile 442 he restored with his family. Morton now races an ’81 Oldsmobile Cutlass that clears the 1/4 mile in just over 11 seconds in bracket racing, a form of drag racing. He has become friends with several professional drivers including Scott Wimmer and Justin Marks, and, as a NASCAR fan who never misses a race, plans to continue supporting motorsports as much as possible.

LAMB OF GOD is on a headlining tour to support their latest album, Wrath, which debuted at #2 on Billboard. The tour also features As I Lay Dying, Children of Bodom, God Forbid, and Municipal Waste.

The Coppolas Set To Perform The U.S. National Anthem At The Indy Firestone 200 Race On July 12

Kate and Kacey Coppola, known to fans of the hit CMT reality show Can You Duet? as The Coppolas, will perform the National Anthem, which will be broadcast live on ESPN from the Nashville Superspeedway during the 8th Annual Firestone Indy 200 IndyCar Series Race on Saturday, July 12th. The live race coverage will kick off with the National Anthem at 7:45 pm ET/ 6:45 pm CT.

In addition, Kate and Kacey Coppola will perform a pre-race concert for fans beginning at 6 pm ET/ 5 pm CT at the south end of the Nashville Superspeedway grandstands.

Originally hailing from Denver but now proud Nashville residents, twins Kate and Kacey Coppola, charmed audiences with both their powerful harmonies and sweet spunk on CMT’s Can You Duet? — singing their way to the semi-finals. The duo’s debut single, “You’re Not My Judge,” inspired by their experience competing on the hit tv show, will be released on Big Machine Records later this summer.

Gifted songwriters, Kate and Kacey penned the song “House With No Doors,” included on George Strait’s current hit album Troubadour.

For more information on Kate and Kacey Coppola visit: www.myspace.com/thecoppolas.

Jeremy Camp Slated To Release New Material; Kutless’ Anticipated Album Gets Released; Manifest Beats Out Top 40 Expectations; Capitol Lights Debuts On Tooth And Nail; Hawk Nelson Continues To Hit Toward The Fences Plus More News

Jeremy Camp

It has been two years since the last studio project from 3-time RIAA Gold selling artist and radio darling Jeremy Camp, and now he is recording his fifth album with famed producer Brown Bannister. The album is titled “Speaking Louder Than Before,” and Jeremy is already taking one of the songs on the road this summer receiving great crowd response. You can also check out the album trailer at http://www.speakinglouderthanbefore.com Also stay in touch with all the latest happenings as Jeremy and his team have begun blogging on a regular basis at his site. The newly designed website is set to launch in July.

His last studio project, Beyond Measure, produced six back-to-back No. 1 hits, including the 10-week “Let it Fade” on AC radio. Most recently, Jeremy was asked by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to tape a music video for upcoming conferences. It was a clear choice to do the video for the fan and radio favorite “Let It Fade.” The music video is featured on Jeremy’s website as well as on the media resources page on the BGEA.org site, click here.

Kutless

In ten days, rockers Kutless will release their new studio album, To Know That You’re Alive, on June 24th. This album follows the recent free single download, “The Feeling,” which resulted in more than 22,400 downloads!

To Know That You’re Alive is the band’s fifth full-length album following the hit records that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. The band partnered for the first time with producer Pete Kipley (The Afters, MercyMe, Phil Wickham) for this project. In addition, the album features strings recorded in London at Abbey Road Studios for several songs including the title track. Kutless also recently finished their 30+ acoustic tour this spring. After a summer of key music festivals, Kutless will headline the first ever Creation Festival: The Tour, which will be a rock replica on wheels of the 30-year-old summer festival. For more information on Kutless, visit their site.

Also just off the presses is the July/August HM Magazine that features Kutless on the cover. Check out the issue on newsstands NOW.

Manafest

Chris Greenwood has learned in his seven years under the moniker “Manafest” is that small sparks can ignite wildfires. Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ, releasing June 24th. It has already stirred and international buzz releasing in the Top 10 International Sales amongst Usher, Madonna and Radiohead.

“The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams”. Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. Manafest teamed up again with renowned chameleon producer Adam Messinger (New Kids on the Block, Eva Avila) to bring Citizens Activ to life. “This is definitely my most commercially appealing record”, says Manafest. “On this record you’ll find a mix of pop, rap, rock and gospel flavors.”

Capital Lights

Newly signed to Tooth&Nail Records, Capital Lights is set to make noise on July 8th with their debut, This Is An Outrage. Their debut features songs that ranges from purebred alternative pop to assertive modern rock, wrapped around a topical plane that spans the palette of meaningful, whimsical and satirical. The scalding “Kick It Off” is sure to be a fierce concert classic and “Worth As Much As a Counterfeit Dollar” possesses one of the most contagious choruses in recent memory. “Night of Your Life Is When You Die” is an anthem for anyone who embraces the straight-edge scene, suggesting the party hearty mentality isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

“We’re really big proponents of writing about the experiences we deal with on a day to day basis,” lead vocalist Bryson Phillips verifies of that varied songwriting swath.

Don’t miss out on one of the new “it” band of the summer! Check out their myspace for a sample and a tour date near you. Also just announced that Capital Lights will join the Creation Festival: The Tour this fall! The Tour will feature Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Pillar along with KJ-52, Fireflight, Worth Dying For, Run Kid Run, and Esterlyn. For info.

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is at the ballpark! Back by popular demand is the Faith Nights feature Hawk Nelson, special guests Run Kid Run and Audio A’s very own Mark Stuart. Check their website for dates at your very own ballpark.

Be sure to catch the band on ESPN2 this Monday, June 16th at the Arizona Rattlers Arena Football game featuring the band doing the coin toss!

Also make sure when you are at your favorite festival this summer to catch the highly popular HawkMART for all the best in Hawk Nelson merchandise.

Hawk Nelson Asked To Pinch Hit Their Show At Minor League Baseball Games This Summer

Hawk Nelson embarks on an athletic and adventurous summer with the beginning of the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, upcoming Olympic promotions featuring “Turn It On,” and festival appearances filled with many surprises.

Kicking off the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, Hawk Nelson will once again be entertaining baseball fans and families with a concert either prior to or following the baseball game. Along with Hawk Nelson performing will be RunKidRun and special guest Mark Stewart (Audio Adrenaline). Lead singer Jason Dunn will throw the first pitch at each game to add to the full experience followed by RunKidRun singing the seventh inning stretch.

Beginning on Monday, June 9th, Hawk Nelson’s song “Turn It On” will be featured on NBC for Olympic promotions aired during the late night programming of The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly. The band has previously been featured in such promos in the 2004 Summer Olympic promotions on NBC networks.

Coming off of their highly successful headline tour, Hawk Nelson Green T Tour, this foursome will make appearances at all the major festivals, which will feature the mobile HawkMART, the merch store on wheels. The band will be appearing at the Creation 30th Anniversary and have a special surprise planned for all attending. Fans still remember the band parachuting into Spirit West Coast in previous years; therefore, the fans look forward to their unpredictable antics each show.

Hawk Nelson released their third studio project “Hawk Nelson is My Friend” on April 1st, 2008. This album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 34, the band’s highest chart debut. Coming next week will be the new CHR single “One Little Miracle,” which was written after Jason’s grandmother passed away. The new Rock single coming will be “You Have What I Need,” and recently the song “Arms Around Me” was added to KLTY.

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This powerhouse, punk foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of fans and media nationwide since their debut release in June 2004 with “Letters to the President.” HAWK NELSON has appeared on NBC’s “American Dreams”, had a cameo appearance in the hit Nickelodeon film “Yours, Mine, & Ours,” where they played their original song “Bring Em Out,” as well as had their songs featured on NBC’s 2006 Stanley Cup promo spots, WB’s Smallville, Summerland, & Laguna Beach. Their most recent release Hawk Nelson Is My Friend debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 selling more than 18k units. Hawk Nelson Is My Friend was also the top selling new release on the Christian album chart in addition to the comprehensive chart. The album also successfully debuted on the digital store iTunes with a No. 13 debut on the Top 100 albums chart on street day and remains on that chart one week later. Also the debut single “Friend Like That” sold 25,000 digital copies up to street week on iTunes.

Hawk Nelson, RunKidRun, Mark Stewart Faith Nights:

6.6.08 Mobile Bay Bears, Mobile, AL

6.7.08 Birmingham Barons, Birmingham, AL

6.8.08 Huntsville Stars, Huntsville, AL

6.26.08 Durham Bulls, Durham, NC

7.13.08 Memphis Redbirds, Memphis, TN

7.24.08 Fort Wayne Wizards, Fort Wayne, IN

7.25.08 South Bend Silver Hawks, South Bend, IN

7.26.08 Akron Aeros, Akron, OH

7.27.08 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Appleton, WI
7.28.08 West Michigan White Caps, Comstock Park, MI
7.30.08 Mississippi Braves, Pearl, MS
8.14.08 Frisco Rough Riders, Frisco, TX
8.16.08 Tucson Sidewinders, Tucson, AZ
8.20.08 Fresno Grizzlies, Fresno, CA
8.22.08 High Desert Mavericks, Adelanto, CA
8.27.08 Modesto Nuts, Modesto, CA

The 2008 World’s Strongest Man Contest Rocks Out Loud And Hard With New Soundtrack

Wind-up Records and IMG Media have announced the release of
the inaugural soundtrack for THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN franchise, airing
on ESPN and ESPN2. The title will be available exclusively through
Amazon upon release.

The 11-song release features the following track listing in running
order: 12 Stones “Adrenaline,” Korn “Hold On,” Seether “Out Of My Way,”
Hatebreed “Never Let It Die,” Shadows Fall “Redemption,” Every Time I
Die “We’rewolf, ” Underoath “Writing on the Walls,” Submersed “Better
Think Again,” Mastodon “The Wolf Is Loose,” Hurt “Ten Ton Brick,” and
“Strongman” (The World’s Strongest Man Theme) performed by Bruce
Aronson. The selection number for this release is 60150-13139-2.

The compilation was produced by Wind-up Records’ Bill Richards and
Gillian Morris, alongside IMG Media’s Steve Mayer and John Sands who are
executive producers on the project. John Babbitt from Tsunami
Entertainment served as a consultant.

12 Stones’ “Adrenaline” will be the theme song for this season. The
Mandeville, Louisiana-based quartet signed to Wind-up Records was filmed
recently in Baton Rouge, and this footage will be cut into the program
as the opener of each episode. The individual episodes will also
contain a thirty second music video of each individual track featured on
the soundtrack utilizing scenes from the competition. The artist and
label will be chyroned on-air.

Steve Mayer, IMG Media’s Senior Vice President, U.S. Production said,
“The World’s Strongest Man competition is one of IMG Media’s most
popular and longest running global television events. We are so
gratified to be working with Wind-up and all the talented artists on
this soundtrack project. It is our hope to expand the visibility of The
World’s Strongest Man and this music is a perfect partner for this high
energy sports show.”

Wind-up Records SVP, Marketing Bill Richards shared, “The World’s
Strongest Man is a powerful brand in the marketplace that we are
thrilled to be a part of. The Wind-up acts, and those on other labels,
were all excited for the opportunity to be a part of this. IMG Media is
a great company, and we look forward to additional initiatives in the
future.”

The 2008 season of The World’s Strongest Man will premiere on December
26, 2007 on ESPN2. From 6:00 p.m. until midnight that day, ESPN2 will
broadcast a marathon of episodes from this year’s competition.

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